Lawmakers will wrestle with the question of whether domestic violence victims should get insurance payouts when their spouse destroys property next session.
Gov. Mike Pence announced changes at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles this week while applications poured in for the state's expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan.
Proposed legislation would provide $5 million a year in the next two-year state budget for domestic violence prevention and treatment programs.
The House's efforts will include charitable donations, weekly education and awareness efforts and potential legislative action.
Domestic violence prevention advocates say funding issues are interfering with progress.
Indiana's first lady Karen Pence is supporting Verizon’s HopeLine program, which distributes refurbished cell phones to domestic violence victims.
Domestic violence prevention advocates say a controversy over possible funding cuts illustrates a need for better communication and adherence to timelines.
Domestic violence shelters in Indiana are already receiving new funds from the state's Criminal Justice Institute.
Domestic violence prevention groups feared the state would reduce their funding by $1 million.
An email sent to domestic violence prevention agencies said a state board would vote on whether to cut $1 million in funding for their programs.